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A strong Day Hike.
Better to hike to the top, enjoy the sunset and a good night's rest (for the sore muscles) and then go home the next day.
My son and I (he's 12, I am 47) did it with backpacks fully loaded, intending to sleep over, but made it to the summit in about 4 hours and he said "Let's just keep going". It was hard on our bodies but proved it can be done. Full Loop 8 hours.